According to the Sacred Jain text, ”Tattvārthsūtra” (Liberation Scripture): “Right Faith, Right Knowledge and Right Conduct together constitute the Path to Liberation.
Knowledge of Seven fundamentals or truths (”tattva”) that constitute reality is essential.
#”Jīva”, the living or conscious substance, i.e., the soul;
#”ajīva”, the non-living, i.e., the unconscious substance;
#”Āsrava”, i.e., inflow of matter into the soul;
#”bandha”, i.e., bondage;
#stoppage- obstruction of the inflow of karmic matter into the soul (called ”samvara”);
#”nirjarā”, the removal of matter from the soul; and
#”moksha”, i.e., freedom.